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Officer Decisions

Head of Economy, Enterprise and Skills - Sofie Francis

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for CP1441-17 Economic Research & Bid Support Framework –following an OJEU EU tender process reference – which was published on 15th May 2018

Decision Taken:

To promote on to a Framework (Subject to due diligence) the below organisation(s) for the provision of the above contract. The Framework will commence on 14th August 2018, for the period of 48 Months, with no option to extend.

  • Transform Research Consultancy Ltd
  • Buckman Associates Ltd
  • Wavehill Ltd
  • SQW Ltd
  • Belmana Ltd
  • Hardisty Jones Associates Ltd
  • The DR Company CIC
  • S4W Ltd
  • Ash Futures Ltd
  • Turley Limited
Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision has been taken on the basis of supplier(s) achieving the highest overall score within a best value tender (optimum combination of whole-life costs and quality) in line with the European Procurement Directives award procedure of Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT).

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

A competitive process was undertaken from which 23 bids were received these were considered as part of the formal evaluation process. A 60% combination of quality & score was required to be promoted on to the framework which the above Bidders.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:

There are no conflicts of interest.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Sofie Francis, Team Manger-Economic Analysis Funding & Partnerships,, 01392 383000
Decision Date:
31 October 2018

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